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Mon
06
Jul

None but ourselves can 'free' the weed

WITH the announcement — and then postponement — of the Ewarton Rastafarian Community/St Catherine Ganja Growers & Producers Association Ganja/Herbal Festival, I can't help but think about the future of the proposed ganja industry in Jamaica.

The Ewarton Rastafarian community and the ordinary ganja growers alike have decided to celebrate the new "freedom" granted to a group that has, for years, been persecuted for using a plant that they hold dearly in their religious practices. The ganja plant has also been very much celebrated among the ordinary "bald head" youth in Jamaica and it is no wonder they too are delighted at the recent changes in the laws treating with possession of the herb.

Sun
05
Jul

Buying herbal remedies could mean seven years jail under 'legal highs' law

A new law aimed at banning 'legal highs' could criminalise buying herbal remedies online, like those favoured by Prince Charles, being criminalised

A new law aimed at banning so-called legal highs could lead to people buying herbal remedies over the internet facing a seven year jail term, experts have warned the Government.

The legislation is so widely drafted that it could include substances that are ''benign or even helpful'', including some ''evidence-based herbal remedies'', Home Secretary Theresa May was told.

The blanket ban could even damage the ability of scientists to carry out research on psychoactive substances, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) said.

Sun
05
Jul

Need vs. Want: Examining the Cannabis Market Divide

Medical marijuana sales channels are struggling in the United States. Still illegal at the federal level, this market segment is dependent on sales channels that developed out of the need to have some level of state government substance control. Physicians who prescribe cannabis for patients act as de facto gatekeepers, controlling distribution by giving it to those who “need” to treat a condition or alleviate side effects versus those who “want” the product for recreational use. This line of distinction, however, is beginning to blur.

Sun
05
Jul

Recreational Marijuana Legalized in Half of Oregon Starting July 1

 

A new law approves use of recreational marijuana in the state of Oregon, but only in roughly 47 percent of it, as the other 53 percent is governed by entities that still consider it as illegal as ecstasy, LSD or heroin.

So if you plan on smoking, carrying or cultivating cannabis in Oregon, you must beware: the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service are still in authority of punishing you if you do it in the wrong side of the state.

Sun
05
Jul

Ted 2 cast think the U.S. should legalise marijuana

The amount of weed smoking in Ted 2 could give Pineapple Express a run for its money.

So it’s no surprise to hear that it’s stars are big supporters of the legalisation of marijuana.

Ted 2 creator Seth MacFarlane and his stars Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried all shared their views on the green stuff with Metro.co.uk, and all struggled to understand why the U.S. hadn’t made it legal across the country already.

 

Though Amanda doesn’t smoke it herself she has a lot of friends who do and seemed pretty flabbergasted as to why the government were dragging their feet on the issue.

Check out the full interview above!

Ted 2 is out in cinemas on Wednesday July 8th

 

Sun
05
Jul

Drug interdictions result in a loss of about $8 billion in revenue for drug traffickers

On June 12, crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Vigilant offloaded 3,100 pounds of marijuana seized from a go-fast boat intercepted in the Caribbean Sea.

The story on how Coast Guard personnel seized the marijuana in late May in waters between Panama and the Colombian island of San Andrés emerged last week in Miami federal court records.

According to a criminal complaint filed by a special agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the action unfolded May 27 when a go-fast vessel was spotted traveling in international waters about 100 miles south of San Andrés Island, a Colombian possession east of Nicaragua and north of Panama.

Sat
04
Jul

“Weed the People” Rally in Portland Gathered to Celebrate the Marijuana Legalisation in Oregon

Use of Marijuana has been legalized for recreational purposes in Oregon from 1st July. On 3rd July, Friday, people of Portland and all over from Oregon, took part in the rally “Weed the People”, which was a celebration for the legalization of marijuana in Oregon.

Thousands of people took part in the rally including weed enthusiasts, weed dealers and weed growers. Medically licensed marijuana growers gave away free samples to interested people for further business. There were also business card exchanges between weed entrepreneurs and pot lovers.

“Cannabis is a great opportunity for us,” said D.J. King, a labor organizer with the United Food and Commercial Workers “There is a lot of money being made, and we want to be sure to spread it out,” she added.

Sat
04
Jul

3-year-old taken to hospital after eating marijuana-laced cookie

NEWS 5 AT 6:00. COURTIS: GOOD EVENING. I'M COURTIS FULLER. A 3-YEAR-OLD IS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER SHE ATE A MARIJUANA LACED COOKIE. TAMMY MUTASA HAS MORE ON WHAT THE INVESTIGATORS SAY LET UP TO THE INCIDENT. TAMMY: THIS WAS A VERY UNUSUAL SEQUENCE OF EVENTS. A FATHER, WIFE, AND 3-YEAR-OLD EIGHT COOKIES WITH MARIJUANA, BUT HAD NO IDEA. HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES SAY THE FATHER, WIFE AND THEIR 3-YEAR-OLD HAD BEEN AT THE GRANDPARENTS HOUSE TO WATCH FIREWORKS. THE FAMILY FOUND COOKIES IN THE FRIDGE AND 81 EACH. INVESTIGATORS -- ATE ONE EACH. THE FATHER STARTED FEELING FUNNY AND THAT IS WHEN THE FAMILY REALIZED THE COOKIES WERE LACED WITH MARIJUANA AND THE CHILD WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL. WE ARE WIGGING OUT RIGHT NOW.

Sat
04
Jul

Campaign underway in Denver to allow 'social marijuana consumption' in bars

DENVER –  Beer? Wine? Or weed?

A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21.

Activists who campaigned for recreational pot legalization in Colorado have launched a petition drive to allow what they call "limited social marijuana consumption" at bars.

The activists need about 5,000 signatures to get the question on November ballots.

It would allow bars or clubs to allow marijuana use as long as patrons bring their own weed and comply with clean-air laws. That means the pot they consume would have to be edible, or if smoked, consumed on an outside patio the way cigarette smoking is regulated now. Outdoor smoking sites would have to be shielded from public view.

Sat
04
Jul

California's 50,000 Pot Farms Are Sucking Rivers Dry

Each plant takes five gallons of water a day from legal and illegal water diversions

California lawmakers yesterday called for the regulation of marijuana farms to protect stream flows and help fish species like coho salmon and steelhead, which face possible extinction as the state's drought rages on.

In an informational hearing of the California State Senate Joint Committee of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Chairman Mike McGuire (D) of Healdsburg argued that a contingent of pot farmers in the state have disregarded the environment in favor of personal profit.

"Marijuana is literally sucking rivers dry," McGuire said.

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